Professor Hardev Singh

After finishing, BSc (Hons) and MSc in Mathematics in India, Hardev moved to UK in 1985. He completed his MBA from Nottingham Business School in 1996.

Earlier senior management positions were in London with fashion retail chain.

After his marriage in 1990, Hardev moved to Nottingham and started his own convenience food retailing business and, later invested into other business ventures including investment properties.

In early 2013, he was appointed to manage group of companies founded by Late Haydn Green from Nottingham. He created ‘The Haydn Green Foundation’ in memory of Haydn, who was also instrumental in saving world’s oldest professional football league club in Nottingham.

Since its establishment, the Foundation has been very active in supporting good causes as well as innovation and entrepreneurship as the Foundation recognises that mere financial support is not enough to tackle societal and economic challenges.

The ‘Haydn Green Foundation’ partnered with the University of Nottingham in creating ‘Haydn Green Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship’. It is now a leading institution in encouraging, developing and supporting innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives not just in UK but around the Globe.

The Foundation has been instrumental in raising multi-million pounds for the Nottingham Children Brain Tumour Centre; Haydn Green Post Doctorial Ph.D. programs; Dementia research at Institute of Mental Health, the global charity Smile Train’s initiatives of providing free Cleft Lip surgeries to under-privileged children and many other social, education and sporting initiatives in UK and abroad.

The recent initiatives of creating ‘Institute of Entrepreneurship in Schools’ is a focus of encouraging early innovative and entrepreneurial thinking in primary and secondary schools.

In 2014, Hardev was awarded honorary degree of ‘Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship’ by University of Nottingham in recognition of his various contributions to academic initiatives at the university.

He is member of the Haydn Green Institute Board, University of Nottingham; University of Nottingham Ningbo China Advisory Board and Nottingham City Growth Board. Presently, he is leading Nottingham City’s three strands initiatives in building academic; City to City; Trade and Investment bridges with Indian Cities as well as developing ‘International Entrepreneurial Corridor’ initiatives to connect various start-up hubs across the Globe.